These Easy Vegan Chocolate Pudding Oats are your quick and easy answer to a dessert-y and plant-based breakfast! The inclusion of the hot cocoa packet makes them sweet and chocolatey and the coconut yogurt adds a bit of creaminess and coconut flavor. The strawberries on top round them out with fruity freshness.
Of course you don’t have to use a pre-made cocoa mix if you’d rather make your own, or if it’s more convenient. You can simply combine cocoa powder, sugar, and salt to taste!
The shredded coconut is optional, but it does add a fun boost of coconut flavor! I love this one.
If you want to try a similar non-vegan oatmeal bowl, these Chocolate Strawberry Protein Oats have a similar flavor profile, but feature greek yogurt instead of coconut, and skip the chia. (In this version, the chia seeds act as a thickener, as plant-based yogurts tend to have a different texture than dairy yogurts.)
This breakfast only takes 5 minutes to throw together, and is a great pick on busy mornings!
1/2 Cup Quick Oats
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 Packet NibMor Hot Cocoa** (or equivalent)
4.5 oz. Plain Coconut Yogurt (or to taste)
[Optional Topping: A Sprinkle Of Shredded Coconut]
If somehow you’ve never enjoyed oats before, these Chocolate Chip Banana Protein Oats will convert you after one bite! They’re the perfect combination of dessert-y yet nutrient-dense. They’re also thick and creamy, have loads of added texture from the toppings, and can be whipped up in under 5 minutes!
Falling in between a lighter milkshake and a decadent smoothie, this sweet treat only requires 4 ingredients and makes for such a satisfying snack on a hot summer day! It’s thick and creamy while frozen and icy at the same time, all while packing a nutritional punch with lots of vitamins, protein, and fiber. (For additional creaminess, feel free to substitute a higher fat greek yogurt if that’s your preference!)
These Chocolate Cherry Protein Oats are the perfect example of what I refer to as “Instant Overnight Oats”. It’s simple: By adding plain greek yogurt into oats already prepared with water (along with your other ingredients), you get slightly cooled and creamy oats à la traditional Overnight Oats plus a bit of added protein! This Chocolate Cherry variety only requires 4 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make!
Stir in the yogurt until creamy and evenly combined
Mix in the cherries
If you’re looking to enjoy the oats warm, fresh cherries would be recommended.
If you’d rather the oats be cooler like traditional Overnight Oats, the combination of using frozen cherries and cold yogurt will bring the temperature down. The warm oats will thaw the frozen fruit while transferring the chill into the rest of the bowl.